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Rømø This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1983 6,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1983 2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC passage 1983 28,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1983 5,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC passage 1983 11,000 individuals B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR passage 1983 13,800 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1983 5,400 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC passage 1983 32,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC breeding 1996 128 breeding pairs B2
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 1983 2,200 individuals B1i, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1983 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vadehavet med Ribe Å; Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 134,760 protected area contains site 7,010
Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 112,700 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vadehavet Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 150,482 protected area contains site 7,010
Vadehavet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 115,671 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tønder Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 11,737 protected area overlaps with site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area contains site 0
Rømø Vest Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 643 protected area contained by site 0
Rømø Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,964 protected area overlaps with site 6,728
Nationalpark Vadehavet Nationalpark 146,600 protected area contains site 7,010

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Unknown -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rømø. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2020.